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WIFLE dedicates itself to lifelong learning, leadership and community. We believe to successfully adapt to changing work and life demands, regularly updating your skills, increasing your knowledge and being a part of something bigger is a strategy that is crucial to your future success.

To that end, WIFLE programs are designed and geared to supporting you and your career.


WIFLE Leadership Training attracts law enforcement professionals and those in related professions because of the diversity of presenters and the validity and timeliness of topics offered.  WIFLE ensures that presentations are on point and are directly applicable to today's law enforcement environment including Federal, State, Local and Tribal.

WIFLE's 2022 Leadership Training will open for registration around February 15, 2022.  It will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Fees will remain at the same level as the past few years.  Planning a budget?  Visit this page for pricing information.

WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute

The WELI (WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute) is open to executives at grades 13 and above (and equivalent). This is fast-paced, immersive training for higher levels of supervisors and managers.  Skills needed for success at these levels are different from those needed at the lower levels.  Read more about WELI here.


WIFLE provides for awards which are presented during the leadership training conference. 
Opens February each year; nominations are due May each year. 

WIFLE formally solicits Agencies by letter once a year to nominate individuals who have demonstrated significant achievements to compete for the various annual WIFLE Awards. WIFLE is the only organization to offer these awards to recognize exceptional courage, outstanding accomplishments, and significant contributions that have advanced the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in federal law enforcement. Additionally, WIFLE honors a federal prosecutor for exceptional work resulting in the conviction of individuals for trafficked women or children for sexual exploitation; committed or attempted to commit a crime of violence against women/or any minority group; committed a civil rights violation; and other heinous criminal offenses.   Read more about the WIFLE Awards Program.
On June 17, 2014, WIFLE President Catherine W. Sanz announced a newly established WIFLE "Elizebeth Smith Friedman Intelligence Award of Excellence." This announcement was made during the dedication ceremony of the ATF National Headquarters’ Auditorium at ATF's National Headquarters in Washington DC in Honor of Prohibition Investigator and Cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman.
Award application forms, eligibility and criteria, and filing instructions are posted to the website annually to coincide with the WIFLE Annual Leadership Training. Additional Award and Scholarship details, form downloads, and deadlines.


WIFLE offers various online sessions throughout a year. Recent topics included Working in the Federal Intelligence Community, Federal Telework Guidelines, Recruiting Customs and Border Protection Officers, Anti-Defamation Awareness, Suicide Prevention, and similar.

Call WIFLE at 301-805-2180 to be included in the notification list. Visit the WIFLE Calendar for current openings, session details and registration. No charge for these classes.

WIFLE offers many opportunities for advertising with various programs and events throughout a year.  During the Annual Leadership Training period, your opportunities for exposure are heightened by using one of our avenues. You can reach a wide and diverse audience of law enforcement officers at various grade levels. Contact the President, Catherine W. Sanz, to discuss.

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